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Wexler, Norman

Works: 64 works in 279 publications in 9 languages and 4,545 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Biographical films  Police films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dance films  Action and adventure films  History  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV7911.S4, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Norman Wexler
Publications by Norman Wexler
Publications by Norman Wexler, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Norman Wexler
Saturday night fever by Paramount (Calif.)( visu )
41 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
Tony is a young man living in Brooklyn. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dancefloor. At the disco, Tony meets Stephanie and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Her goal is to move across the river to Manhattan. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( visu )
51 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the true story of a young New York police officer refuses to extort money from criminals as the other officers do. His fellow police officers turn against him when he seeks to expose the situation during a grand jury investigation
Mandingo by Richard Fleischer( visu )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Shows the true brutalizing nature of slavery, which made victims of both owner and slave
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( visu )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest chance yet -- making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage
Joe by David Gordon Green( visu )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend and in the ensuing argument kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is "different", and would like to kill one himself. The two start talking, and Bill reveals his secret to Joe
Saturday night fever Staying alive ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Staying Alive: Five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday night fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage
Amsal = Assassination by John Irvin( visu )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Mark Kaminsky es expulsado del FBI por maltratar a un sospechoso. Al cabo del tiempo, el jefe del FBI, Harry Shannon, cuyo hijo ha sido asesinado por un gángster llamado Patrovina, convence a Kaminsky para que se le una en una venganza personal con la promesa de ser readmitido en el FBI
Joe; screenplay by Norman Wexler( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Saturday night fever by H. B Gilmour( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Saturday Night Fever is one of those movies that comes along and seems to change the cultural temperature in a flash. After the movie's release in 1977, disco ruled the dance floors, and a blow-dried member of a TV-sitcom ensemble became the hottest star in the country. For all that, the story is conventional: a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn, Tony Manero (John Travolta), works in a humble paint store and lives with his family. After dark, he becomes the polyester-clad stallion of the local nightclub; Tony's brother, a priest, observes that when Tony hits the dance floor, the crowd parts like the Red Sea before Moses. Director John Badham captures the electric connection between music and dance, and also the desperation that lies beneath Tony's ambitions to break out of his limited world. The soundtrack, which spawned a massively successful album, is dominated by the disco classics of the Bee Gees, including "Staying Alive" (Travolta's theme during the strutting opening) and "Night Fever." The Oscar-nominated Travolta, plucked from the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, for his first starring role, is incandescent and unbelievably confident, and his dancing is terrific. Oh, and the white suit rules. (Note: Saturday Night Fever was cut from its original R-rated version after its initial release in order to obtain a PG rating. The PG version is 11 minutes shorter and is missing parts of scenes and some street talk. Both versions are available on video.)
Drum by Louise Nevelson( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"Hammond Maxwell is the son of a slave owner who buys Drum and Blaise from Drum's mother who is the hostess of a bordello. Drum's girlfriend Regine is also purchased to be a mistress for Maxwell, but Augusta Chauvet, who has designs on him is opposed to that plan. After stoically enduring all the indignities he can take, Drum finally snaps and a violent slave revolt follows."--TCM website
Dog day afternoon : Serpico ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Serpico: True-life story of a non-conformist undercover New York cop whose techniques isolate him from the rest of the force
Staying alive : a novel by Leonore Fleischer( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Press kit includes 1 booklet and 14 photographs
Raw deal : a novelization by Walter Wager( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Action 4 pack ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Volume 1 is filled with explosive action featuring some of the greatest stars of the genre. Movies Include: JCVD; Lords of the Street; Among Dead Men; and Raw Deal
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Italian and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Story of an officer's crusade against police corruption
La febbre del sabato sera by John Travolta( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Multiple languages and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
La febbre del sabato sera è il film che più rappresenta lo spirito che aleggiava negli anni settanta. In questo film viene raccontata la vita dei giovani dell'epoca dal punto di vista di Tony Manero (interpretato da John Travolta), un ragazzo di origini italiane che vive in un sobborgo di New York lavorando come commesso in un negozio di vernici. La sua vita è basata sul ballo e sul sabato sera, quando si scatena in pista; nelle discoteche da lui frequentate Tony è il re: tutte le ragazze impazziscono solo a vederlo, e gode del rispetto di tutti. Durante le visite in discoteca conosce Stephanie, che al contrario di lui è una ragazza istruita e di alto ceto sociale: una persona che sa ciò che vuole. Nonostante le differenze, i due si avvicinano e iniziano una preparazione più o meno regolare per la partecipazione al concorso di danza della discoteca. Con qualche difficoltà, e grazie alle simpatie del pubblico, riusciranno a vincere la gara (pur non avendolo davvero meritato, visto che secondo Tony la coppia portoricana meritava la vittoria). Celebre rimane il ballo tra Stephanie e Tony, quest'ultimo vestito con pantaloni "a zampa" bianchi, giacca bianca, gilet bianco e camicia scura, sulle note di "More than a woman" dei Bee Gees
John Travolta greatest movies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Four motion pictures starring John Travolta
Le contrat ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Vročica sobotne noči by H. B Gilmour( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in Slovenian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Fiebre del sábado noche by H. B Gilmour( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A 19-year-old who won first prize in a disco contest thinks there must be more to life than disco dancing, working in a paint store, and living with his family
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Alternative Names
Norman Wexler Amerikaans schrijver (1926-1999)
Norman Wexler amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent
Norman Wexler amerikansk manusförfattare och författare
Norman Wexler amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent
Norman Wexler amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent
Norman Wexler scénariste américain
Norman Wexler US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor
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English (140)
Spanish (31)
French (27)
German (11)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Slovenian (1)
Catalan (1)
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